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[edit] To-do list

Remove them from the list when you find them. Add more as appropriate.

[edit] Figured one out?

This one wasn't on the list. I believe part of the ketchup bottle at the very beginning of Summer Short Shorts is French Script MT. Probably not worth mentioning though; I however like taking screenshots of random things like this and implementing them on desktop backgrounds. I guess it's information though! ;-) -- The Cinnamonny 37!!! 01:01, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
I think the navbar is just Arial. That's what I'm using in the mirror stylesheets. See jumpinjacks2.html for an example. -- Tom 12:45, 7 Sep 2005 (UTC)


I think the Thnikkaman's chorus might be Cooper Black? --71.244.185.34 00:40, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I read the new additions after adding the font Alba to the list...which was on one of the books. Anyway the sample of Alba on the book is much better than the example I'd had, so I've changed the entry accordingly. One down, a...lot to go. -- Xyzzyka 18:06, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I think I've figured out the Stinko Man K 20X6 font. Playing Starcraft, one avid fan should realize that the font is Eurostar Black Extended. Am I right or am I right? -MK and/or BurnBox 00:23, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)
EDIT: Okay, so I tried whatthefont.com, and I came down to these fonts:
  • Microgramma EF Medium Extended
  • Microgramma Medium Extend
  • Aggie URW T Normal
  • Microgramma D Medium Extended
  • Eurostile T Regular Extended

-MK and/or BurnBox 00:33, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I think the credits from Japanese Cartoon is Times or Times New Roman--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 14:57, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I am certain the font for the chalk on the computer screen is either called Eraser or DS Eraser but I don't know which one is the official name. -Jenny 05:14, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

I think Bubs's banner was just using the paintbrush tool. -FaceCrap 01:24, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Which Banner? SaltyTalk! 01:42, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
Never mind. I was thinking of the 'Coach Z You Jerk' thing. Not the Happy Thanksgiving banner. Though the font looks familiar from the site... -FaceCrap 13:37, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
I think the font on the Cheat Commandos box is Weltron Urban. Whatever2965

I'm pretty sure (though not positive) that the "idelectrix" part of Videlectrix is Square 721. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 23:48, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Hey, I was messing around with a flash decomplier and it said that the font for the Block is Nokia 5110 fontset, so I did a search for it to see if this correct, while it was, in the 50K Racewalker triva section they all ready said this, so I'll add it to the list. XDSesshoumaru CianXD

[edit] Weclome Back Fonts

Here's some fonts in Weclome Back (there might be some more, but these are only the ones that aren't on my system):

  • Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold
  • Andy - merch masala sign
  • Arial Narrow (variation in list) - text on tour map
  • AvantGarde Md BT
  • Bauhaus Thin (variation in list) - "Mzp-440" on Marzipan's speaker thing
  • Cooper Black (already in list) - name of toon at start
  • MotterFemD
  • OCRB (already in list)
  • Script MT Bold (already in list) - "Marzipan" on Marzipan's speaker thing
  • TypewriterRough - font on timecard

- Super Sam 11:18, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Main logo

I'd like to know what the font on the main symbol is, the h and r on either side of the star? --Buz

It looks alot like a modified Bauhaus to me. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 04:59, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
It is actually Bauhaus 93. ~PepperMinty
No, it's not. The letters do not match. OptimisticFool 07:52, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Links

This isn't linked to from anywhere, but it's useful information that I don't think is found anywhere else on the wiki, or perhaps I'm mistaken. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 18:51, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

I have linked it a bit. I like fonts, and this makes a great page, and a great 1,000th article. Continue rocking on! - Dr Haggis - Talk

[edit] VOY DOT LCD

Does anybody know where I can find this font? I've searched the internet for it for about a month now, but haven't found anything. --Gafaddict 18:59, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

I know, there's no other web site that has it. I once tried to email TBC so they could send me a copy of the font, but no reply.
Please try again! I too am also desprate.
Good news! There's a font uncannily similar to VOY DOT LCD called "Bubbledot Fine Positive." Unfortunately, I keep running into font websites where they require you to pay for fonts to download them.
From some research I did some months back, it appears this font was installed with Adobe Audition, Soudbooth, whatever The Brothers Chaps use (because I frankly forgot). So, I'm guessing putting it up would the font would probably be illegal if I'm right. --69.150.85.66 18:17, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Thousandth article

This is the HR Wiki's 1,000th article. Just letting everybody know.

Uh, no it's not. We already determined Game Sightings was the 1,000th article. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 17:32, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
Wait, did a few pages get deleted somewhere? I just checked the Special:Newpages page and it looks like this really is the thousandth article. Wow! I feel strangely honored to have been a part of this. I never imagined we'd reach a thousand articles back when I started the wiki. Good jorb, everyone! — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 18:13, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
No, I don't think it has anything to do with deleted pages. The number on the Main Page doesn't include pages marked as stubs, so as pages are marked and un-marked as stubs, the number changes accordingly. Game Sightings was the first page to be the 1,000th page. Fonts appears to be the 1,000th page right now, but if someone marked an article as a stub in a few minutes, the page created after Fonts (which right now is do over) would appear to be the 1,000th page. -- Tom 19:36, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Font Examples

Would it be possible to write a little example of each font? I'm not much one for that sort of 'hacking, coding' type thing, so if anyone else wants to tackle it - provided it's possible to do so while still properly validated and whatnot, go right ahead. Thunderbird 18:44, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

I don't know where the "hacking, coding" comes in, but why not take a screenshot of each of the fonts as used on the site? — InterruptorJones 18:56, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
Ah right, that could work. I just meant hacking and coding as in 'you can't just change the font on the wiki with a little dropdown bar', at least I don't think you can... I just think it would look cleaner than screenshots. But if it's not possible, I'll get on the screenshots. Thunderbird 07:56, 21 May 2005 (UTC)
It's not possible. If you change the font of a bit of text on a web page, it only shows up in that font if the visitor has that font installed. Anyway, if you want it to look "cleaner", I just suggest that you make each screenshot the same dimensions. — InterruptorJones 20:51, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
I've now added previews. However they're not the same size, and they could be presented better. But, at least we have previews for now. «Rob» 11:59, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
And now I've put it all in a table. «Rob» 02:31, 29 May 2005 (UTC)

I think the examples should look more like this:

Image:500px-Times New Roman sample.svg.png

--TROGGA! 19:33, 29 May 2005 (UTC)

Ugh! The old font samples were way superior. First, they didn't take up as much space. Second, they provided a better context for the fonts. If someone wants to see all the characters of a font, they should go to Wikipedia or MyFonts.com. Reverting... — It's dot com 07:01, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)
And on a side note, does it not ruin the entire point of the Quick Brown Fox if you Capitalize Every Single Word? --Jaycemberween (Ho ho ho!) 07:05, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Which, as I can see, is not what happened in the last edit. My bad. I'm actually kinda siding with the big Quick Brown Fox blocks... --Jaycemberween (Ho ho ho!) 07:07, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)
We don't need to see every character, which only serves to stretch out the table so it doesn't fit on one or one and a half screens. What is better is to see how each font is used on the site in a representative screenshot. — It's dot com 07:13, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I do see where you're coming from, and I don't care enough to argue the point. But I also see where Trogga and The Paper are coming from. --Jaycemberween (Ho ho ho!) 07:16, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I think the "Quick brown fox" examples are too big. Having screenshots of the fonts in use on H*R.com is better because you can see where its used (even if they are all different sizes). «Rob» 07:55, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] External Links

Shouldn't there be a link to a spot to download the font? EDSMILDE

That would be ideal. However, before doing so make sure that the font is free. This will take some research because a lot of fonts that aren't meant to be free are available illegally on some free font sites, and linking to those is out of the question. In other words, just because a font is on some free font site doesn't mean that it's legal, so be very very careful. — InterruptorJones 21:03, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
I downloaded some of the fonts off of various websites. I'll put up links to download some of them. - Gtxm78 Its Brown 22:33, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Can you find Annburg Hand? Homestar-Winner (talk) 22:44, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
I didn't find it...yet. - Gtxm78 Its Brown 23:02, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I found it. - Gtxm78 Its Brown 23:06, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
I'll look for some. Homestar-Winner (talk) 23:32, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
When I try to find ThereSignHead3, one of the search results is the fonts page on the wiki. It's going nowhere. - Gtxm78 Its Brown 21:36, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Additional fonts used on main pages?

I've found a few fonts that aren't on this page, but are used somewhere on the Homsar Main Page. I downloaded the .fla of the main page from one of the fansites, but when I open it in Flash, it tells me that I do not have the following fonts installed:
Bauhaus-Thin: The menu page buttons (i.e. Toons, Games, Characters, Downloads, Store, and Email).
Comix Heavy: The little bit in the top right corner of this. (The "LAST UPDATED ON" font.)
Potrzebie: Already on the font page.
Stencil BT: The font on the Heavy Lourde.
Anyone have any idea where these are used on that main page? --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 12:34, 29 May 2005 (BST)
EDIT: Nevermind, I found them, and where they go. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 07:40, 8 July 2005 (BST)

[edit] Menu Font

On Tangerine Dreams, the menu font is not quite the same the one on my Mac OS 9, it's slightly different from this one. Should I add that? --—Darklinkskywalker|Talk_|i did this stuff_ 18:08, 16 Jul 2005 (UTC)

The picture included in the website you linked to appears to be broken. Do you have another example? -- Tom 18:30, 16 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Notice that the article page has been corrected to read "versions 7 and before." Apple switched from Chicago to a font called Charcoal for Mac OS versions 8 and 9. — It's dot com 23:52, 16 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Yes, Charcoal is one of my favortie fonts. --—Darklinkskywalker|Talk_|i did this stuff_ 16:03, 18 Jul 2005 (UTC)

You can also go to this page to see what it looks like. Or you can choose to download it from there aswell. --—Darklinkskywalker|Talk_|i did this stuff_ 16:16, 18 Jul 2005 (UTC)

My signature is now officially in CHARCOAL!!! I aslo have Chicago. You can link the links to download the two fonts and comapre them if you don't already have them. --—Darklinkskywalker|Talk_|i did this stuff_ 23:39, 19 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Pom Pilot Font (From the bird)

Which font is this? Is it already covered as one of the fonts, and if so, which one? Thunderbird 00:33, 20 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Wow, been a while since i been here, but yes, the font is called Trebuchet MS --TheDoggy
I think he's talking about the font on the screen, and that is definitely not Trebuchet. The font on the screen is pixelated. — It's dot com 00:42, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Exactly. Just pointing out an unknown font. For whatever it's worth. Thunderbird 22:48, 12 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Solved. Ladies and gentlemen, Sevenet. Xyzzyka 07:10, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Stub

Why is this page a stub? It looks complete to me. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 15:50, 20 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Because there are a lot of fonts on the site that we haven't yet added to the table. Just off the top of my head, I can think of the "electricity"-style font used on Awexome Cross, fonts in old toons, and stuff on things like fliers. — It's dot com 18:10, 20 Aug 2005 (UTC)

And don't forget about the Door on Marshmallow's Last Stand, or the NavBar, and Strong Bad's Message Bored, or the ones on the buttons from Main Page 22, and the TV Time Toons Menu, and the "TeeBee" logo on the Homestar's TV, or the subtitles in The Isle of Pom, and maybe even the Stinkoman K 20X6 logo, and "Thnikkaman's offscreen chorus, ooh, and don't forget the Highlights FAQ... (man I could go on for days thinking about the numbers of fonts on the site) — —Darklinkskywalker|Talk_|i did this stuff_ 01:16, 24 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I have made the preceding thread into a to-do list at the top of this page.

What about the words "How Come?" from Space Program? — talk Bubsty edits 00:35, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
Why don't you put that in the to-do list at the top. — It's dot com

[edit] Guys I need somehelp.

Alright!

What is the font size and color for the main,toons,games nav bar?

Thanks. -Teh C.

Colour = #666666. I'm not sure about the size though. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 23:39, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
P.S. (Out of curiousity, is this for the StrongBad Emails:Prev & Next extension?)
Yes it is. Someone emailed me the font size

[edit] Block lettering? (oh that was bad. :D)

OK, I've gone through other days looking for what font was used on SB's Block screen, and I've come up empty. I thought it might be Charybdis, which is very close, but not quite it. So I consulted WhatTheFont and got an even closer result, but the loop of the "P" is two "pixels" instead of three. So it's not that either. Any ideas?

Oh, btw, along the way I also added every other font used in that email so that's all taken care of. Octan 01:21, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Tangerine Dreams Font

What kind of font does The Cheat's computer, tangerine dreams use? I can't tell, 'cos it wasn't in any of the examples.--Gir007 02:16, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

From the Tangerine Dreams page:
Fonts: Menu - Chicago; Email client - Courier New.
So there you go. --DorianGray

[edit] Online Identify tools

[1] [2] JudgeDeadd 14:38, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Andy Bold

It looks exactly like Akbar on my computer. --Dacheatbot · Communicate 14:48, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] WHy A Stub?

ISn't there enough info and pics on here to stop calling it a stub? Or am i wrong... what are the specifications to be a stub? IntelligentCorpse hr.png 04:54, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

A stub is a page that's incomplete. As there are probably still fonts we've not yet identified on the site, and more to come, this is a stub. And will remain so for a while. Like Sound Effects. --DorianGray

[edit] Table Separation

We either need to put all the seperate tables back into one big table (which I think would be best) or get the same column width for each table. Right now it looks messy and just plain couth. - Super Sam 11:32, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

I think the separation is good, but a standard format and width for each table would make the page look better. — It's dot com 06:22, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Stop Sign Font?

What is the name of the font on the Stop Sign that says "STRONG BADIA"? Is is the font "Creepy" like in "The INSTRUC-TOR!"? Please let me know. --Homfrog 16:01, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Actually, it's called "Drips". Jimmy91 17:42, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Stub conflict resolution

Couldn't we have a template similar to Wikipedia:Template:Dynamic list? This would clear up any confusions about the meaning of the word "stub", at the very least. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 22:52, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Someone always has a good idea, and it usually comes from Wikipedia to boot. --DorianGray
That would definatly help, anyone want to make that template?--H*Bad 23:02, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
No, that template wouldn't work here at all. The list of fonts used on the H*R website is finite and countable, and it would be possible for us to have every font listed here. Yes, every time they add a new toon, we'd have to see whether they use any new fonts, but once those are added then the list would be complete again. This article is incomplete because there are still fonts currently on the H*R website that are not listed here. Until that changes, this article is still a stub. — It's dot com 23:15, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Blippo

I was looking at my flash archived fonts and my adobe reader fonts and i dont find anyting by the name of blippo? con someone please explain where i can get this. Instead of Blippo I found Bauhaus 93. Is that whay you guys are looking for or am I wrong? Please help. -Jmoney 15:56, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Yea..whats up? What happened to Bahaus 93? Strong Devon 03:52, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

It used to say Bauhaus 93 here. I don't know when or why they changed it because it looks just like Bauhaus 93. Maybe they're the same font, or they changed the name of the font or something. SaltyTalk! 14:20, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

ACupOfCoffee changed it back in November. Apparently, Blippo was the previous name of Bauhaus 93 and our policy is to use the earliest name of the font. I personally think that an exception should be made here. Bauhaus 93 is clearly the more well known name, even outside of the Homestarniverse and its fans. —Zelinda 15:05, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
I have several versions of both Bauhaus and Blippo on this machine, and they're very similar but slightly different from each other. — It's dot com 22:59, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Hm, okay then. Which one is the font used on the site? —Zelinda 23:05, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Whenever I decompile a Flash file with Bauhaus, I always see Bauhaus 93 and never Blippo. (As in, it actually states the font is Bauhaus 93.) - Super Sam 04:13, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
I have old presstype sample sheets from the '70s which say "Blippo". Also, I've heard of Blippo (and not Bauhaus) in the '90s when I was designing fonts for the Apple IIgs. (Now there's a computer Strong Bad would be all up ons!) Besides, Blippo is a funnier name. ¡ɯooz + 03:57, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Messy Widths

Can someone standardize the width of each three sections throughout the page? It looks messy with each letter having differently sized boxes. - Joshua 19:26, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Done. --Stux 17:23, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Missing Font?

With regards to this edit, the image in question was missing or never existed, and the reference is rather vague. Anybody know what happened to the image or if the entry was even valid in the first place? --Stux 16:25, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Gaslight

I would like to draw attention to the gaslight sample image which actually has two fonts and it is not clear which is which. My guess is that the top font is broadway and that the bottom sample is gaslight. If correct the description should reflect this information accordingly. --Stux 18:15, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

And they should be split up. — It's dot com 18:31, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Neither of those fonts is Gaslight. 68.103.176.24 07:05, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Please note that this discussion is 8 months old. Do not reply to an old comment, please. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 13:46, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Sam the Man, please keep in mind that the issue isn't simply replying to old comments, it's replying to old comments that are no longer relevant (which many of them often may be). However in this case, there is actually an unresolved issue regarding the font.

The following code:


  • Gaslight -- Used on the "Youth Through Editing" board in looking old. Youth Through Editing.

Was from a previous sample of Gaslight. However, it has since been commented out and cleverly vandalized, er I mean, accidentally (line 130)... anywho. The identity of the red font in the middle of the image still remains a mystery that has yet to be solved. Of course, any information leading to the identity of this most wanted fugitive, will earn a hefty reward in cupcakes! --Stux 16:06, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

For reference [http://www.fonts101.com/xt_fontdetails_az_FID!18468~Gaslight~font.html this is Gaslight. Looks like the intended sample was the top text, not the bottom. — User:ACupOfCoffee@
Ahh! After careful inspection, it is (now finally) clear to me that the top sample is Broadway. Yeah, it took me this long. :S Anywho, I guess the question left now is, what's the bottom font then (for the "Editing" sample)? Is it EraserDust? Or something slightly different? --Stux 04:32, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
The flash files confirm that the font in the example above is the same font as in anything. The difference is that the word "EDITING" is in italics. OptimisticFool 06:09, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Cool! Thanks for solving the last part of that mystery! Now that you mentioned the use of the decompiler, I've been wondering if there would be a practical way to make this list exhaustive, as its incomplete status would indicate. It would be cool if we had a script that would take a bunch of .swf files, decompile them and print out a sorted list of fonts along with the file and first frame they're found in. At least I'd think that might be feasible (if we can automatically decompile a set of flash files). --Stux 12:55, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Main Page Messages

I'm surprised to see that the Main Page Messages font isn't listed here. It looks like it's always the same font so I came here to look for it. I've added it to the TODO list. If anyone with Font magic can add it, (that means you ACupOfCoffee ;) ) I'll be much obliged. When done, I want to link to it from Main Page Messages since I think it would be good information to have on that page. For the curious, of course. :) --Stux 15:32, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

It's Potrzebie. It's already on the fonts page. =] OptimisticFool 17:36, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Ah! Good eye! Thank you very much! My initial text searches had been fruitless. I don't know why I didn't try "main page". I've linked the font with the Main Page Messages page and vice versa. --Stux 18:56, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Swears

The name of the font that is used for the word "CRISP" during candy product contains obvious profanity. (It can be found The external website linked here contains offensive language and/or content. content warning here) How can we appropriately document this font? OptimisticFool 21:56, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

I dunno this is a tough one. We could abbreviated as P.A.B. or "Punk A** B***H" (maybe with less asterisks). Too bad we don't have forum-style spoilers buttons, cuz to reveal the actual name we'd have to create a new form of information hiding (rollover reveal, white text, or something else). Alternatively we could anchor link to the bottom of the page and have the content warning there. However, before proceeding i think it would be good to hear the input of other established users. --Stux 17:17, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Maybe "pUNKDONKEYFEMALEDOG"? =] I was wishing we did have some kind of "reveal the text" method as you described. I know it's possible to do mouseover effects, like here: pUNKA**B****. But I believe that that particular method doesn't work in all browsers. OptimisticFool 18:38, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Nope, doesn't work in Firefox. --Stux 20:07, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
It most certainly does work in firefox, i don't know what you're doing wrong. — Defender1031*Talk 18:08, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh, you're right, it does work! I misunderstood what he was trying to do. See below for my response to that suggesiton. --Stux 18:34, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
I think you should just type it out and put a warning at the top of the page like "there might be naughty words on this page that'll make you blush". Maybe something better than that, but I think it's a good idea. 75.175.146.9 18:05, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
We could use the {{censored}} template. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 18:13, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
I don't really think that's a good idea. {{censored}} is for pages that have several words of profanity in them requiring an uncesored version. This is only a single instance making that version overkill. As for your span-linked (pUNKA**B****) version of the hoverlink, I don't think this is an effective solution either. There is no notice that the uncensored version is a hover link. People who'd like to see won't know what to look for and people who don't may accidentally see it. If there was a notice, then this method might not be as necessary. Then again we could have a notice that said "hover here for uncensored version", but there's still the issue of accidental hovers. The spoilers version I suggested was the ones on bulletin boards where you have a button (in this case it would say "click for uncensored version") and clicking the button would magically show the goods. But that one would require some mediawiki extension, clever ninjaing, and of course, permission. --Stux 18:34, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Do you have a link for an example, Stux? It sounds good, but I can't picture it. 75.175.146.9 19:26, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
This is all much to complicated. Why don't we simply list the name as pUNK********, and then link to the free font using the The external website linked here contains offensive language and/or content. content warning template, just like OptimisticFool did (but without the tinyurl)? We should move the download links to the corresponding rows in the table, anyway. Loafing 19:33, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Here's a URL without the font name in it. I guess I'd better do that template thing too. The external website linked here contains offensive language and/or content. content warning Fontsy.com. 75.175.146.9 19:46, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Uploaded image and added "pUNK********" to the table. Let's see your magic; someone please add the content warning and the link. I'm not quire sure how to do it, exactly. =] OptimisticFool 22:27, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Here's my test notification: Hovering over the red text reveals the objectionable content. content warning (hover here if no objection). It is very preliminary. I think it's really big and not all the important information is necessarily conveyed by it. Better refinements are welcome. --Stux 16:55, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Finding Fonts

Let me paint a hypothetical scenario, then make a suggestion. Let's say John Doe happens onto the Fonts page and remembers that he once saw a toon that had some kick awesome font in it that he had always wanted to find to download. But, alas, upon doing a sweep of the page for the toon name, he finds it not! Discouraged and disheartened, he swears vengeance upon Trogdor and ends up getting himself killed. To prevent this tragedy, I suggest a Fonts by Toon article (or something similarly-named) wherein we might document every font used in each toon (but NOT with images for each one). I'd be anticipating separate tables for each type of toon, something like:

# Email Title Fonts Used
1 some kinda robot Westminster, VOY DOT LCD
2 homsar Stencil BT, Westminster, VOY DOT LCD
... ... ...
123 origins Andy, Arial Black, Bauhaus 93, Calisto MT, ComixHeavy, Futura Md BT, Glitch0, Impact, Jenkins v2.0, Jokewood, Times New Roman, VOY DOT LCD
124 secret recipes Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold, AhnbergHand, Bauhaus-Thin, Bernard MT Condensed, blacc_.ttf, Glitch0, Mercurius Script MT Bold, Odessa LET, Showcard Gothic, SignPaint HouseSlant, ThereSignHead1, ThereSignHead3, Times New Roman, Warnock Pro Light Caption, VOY DOT LCD

Yes there would be some repetition, but it would be much easier to find a desired font that way. And Fonts would continue to exist, but could, perhaps, be adapted to describe each font and its typical usage (with a handy image) rather than to document every time a font appears and what it says each time. Good idea? Bad idea? I'm willing to do a lot of the work. OptimisticFool 22:56, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

It's a very good idea. It would also take a lot of effort. — Lapper (talk) 22:59, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
'Tis a VERY effective idea, yet I would have to agree with Lapper, it would take alot of effort and time. – Pertmywert (Talk·Edits) 23:13, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm not worried about the effort/time. How about the name of the article, though? And the format? OptimisticFool 23:40, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Temporarily located at User:OptimisticFool/Fonts By Toon. Collaboration welcome. (Intro intentionally written to sound lame; someone please help my lack of article-writing talent.) =] OptimisticFool 08:42, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
You know I was gonna suggest that this would be perfect for some form of the automated script I suggested above. Of course I'm not sure if the font information is easily avaialble in flash files or not. However, I noticed OptimisticFool's page and it looks rather exhaustive for the entries it has. Did you do it by hand or use some form of automated scripting (or are you just using this page's information?) An automated way would be great since the script could provide extra information for other pages such as Strong Bad Email Statistics which gets outdated fast. --Stux 17:22, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Nothing automatic about it, but it isn't difficult to do "by hand". I start by individually opening each email (in order) until I have about 50 open in "Flash Decompiler Trillix by Eltima Software" (demo). (To do that with sbemails, I've just kept the URL "http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail.swf" copied to the clipboard, then paste it and type in just the email # each time; I'm sure it will be a bit hard with toons, shorts, etc.) The Flash file shows which fonts are a part of each file and I type those names into the table, deleting the Flash file out of the decompiler each time I complete the list of fonts for that file. One exception so far is sbemail29 which also has the font "Tw Cen MT" but there is no text in the sbemail that uses that font. That email is also unique in that all of Strong Bad's typing is done employing what the Flash file calls "shapes". It's clearly still from the font Westminster, but I feel that "fonts that are shapes" should somehow be differentiated from the rest. I'm sorry to say that TBC do this frequently enough that some fonts may be impossible to find and really will need to be compared to other fonts to determine what they are, since the Flash file gives no clue. One example is the "Here Comes The Thnikkaman" text. No idea what font that is. Also, product names are often done using shapes, like "School Paste". Again, no idea what font that is. OptimisticFool 18:16, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Correcting Lies

Hi OptimisticFool (and anyone else involved in fixing this page), I wanted to ask about this edit and edits like it (not counting these): this edit shows the sample removed from the list but no information correcting it (and I didn't see a request for finding its correct name). Have these been corrected somewhere? If so where? The reason I ask is while you may have an efficient system that works for you, if you want other people involved, more documentation and checks will be necessary. (I intend to put some information on HRWiki:Projects regarding this effort later on). --Stux 16:41, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

I should have done better about explaining the removal, I suppose. I'll do better. I removed this because the font is actually Rounded Informal. I guess my attitude was, "This is wrong and therefore never should have been added, and I'm working to get everything documented correctly elsewhere (first), so why not just delete the thing?" If you have other specific edits you have questions about, let me know. OptimisticFool 20:05, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] 20X6

what are the fonts for the 20X6 trading cards in the sbemail trading cards? Wichesbrew82 (Talk | contribs) 01:36, 15 February 2008 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Fonts By Toon will help in finding the answer to this type of question. Since not all of the fonts are documented in one place (yet), I'll make it easy on you. The fonts used are Arial Rounded MT Bold and Potrzebie. That'll be $20. OptimisticFool 01:47, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

20$? you had better be joking!!!! i cant afford that. i am broke. and is'nt this place supposed to be free? --Wichesbrew82 02:58, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] New fonts page

The page that was developed at User:OptimisticFool/Font Name List has now replaced the old Fonts page. In merging the two pages, I adjusted the timestamps of the new page so that they all came after the timestamps of the old page; that way, there is no overlap between the two histories (the two pages were being edited concurrently during the development of the new page), and thus it is easier to see diffs between revisions of the respective pages. I preserved the timestamps of the revisions of the new page in the edit summaries (listed in UTC). — It's dot com 05:33, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for getting that move done. A strange thing is happening, though. It seems to have to do with my edit on 1/20/08 to the original Fonts article. I don't know how to explain it, other than to have you see what happens. Go here and click "Next diff" and take note of the difference in dates. Something equally odd happens by clicking "Next diff" from here. I just ain't wiki-smart enough (or wiki-powerful enough) to know what's wrong (or to be able to fix it). OptimisticFool 06:03, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
No probalo. The issue you mention is a known bug that happens when histories are merged. It has to do with how the software decides what the "next" revision is. I thought deleting and restoring the whole page would fix it, but alas no. At least viewing the history is nice and clean. (Those diffs are what the history would look like if I hadn't adjusted the timestamps.) — It's dot com 06:20, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Got it. That also explains why selecting consecutively-listed radio buttons and then clicking the "Compare selected versions" button will sometimes produce a message saying "includes X intermediate revision(s)". OptimisticFool 06:37, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Adequate ?

Is this link to the light futura the adequate one? I didn't add it cuz it was Furuta Lt BT Light and not Furuta Lt BT thus likely making them slightly different. (Similar with this edit.) Are they the same font? If not what are the differences and are they significant enough to warrant removal and/or the search for a better sample? --Stux 23:00, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Web sites don't always list the name of the font as it appears after installation. Words like "Plain" and "Regular" are often thrown in for example, but don't actually appear that way in Wordpad or whatever. I check every link I put on the page to make sure its name appears correctly after it's fully installed, and I'll check your links as I go to make sure they are correct as well. OptimisticFool 23:10, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Listen, hey, I forgot to say thanks for the help. Even though you haven't been able to compare the fonts you're finding to any samples, I expect the ones you've found will have about a 99% accuracy rate and will save me a lot of time. Being able to just click a link to download a font saves me time on the searching side of things, plus I really find that plainlinks template (even as simplified as it is) to be annoying to type. (I can never seem to hit that equals sign on the first try, dang it!) Plus, it's one less thing to make sure I have typed right when I reach for the "Save page" button. So, really, thanks a million. OptimisticFool 06:35, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Yes 99% accuracy! That means I must find 100 links before one of them must fail! :S Well, I don't think that my accuracy rate will be that high but I'll do my best! I'll also be a bit more lenient when including links. Actually here's another quesiton: some fonts have "<font name> plain 1.0" or "<font name> 1.0" appended to them. Do you want links to those too? As for the {{p}} template, it's really no big deal, you just have to establish a rhythm with your fingers. :) I hope I'll resume work on it sometime later this weekend. --Stux 17:23, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, anything with "regular" "plain" or version numbers are usually pretty safe to assume, especially since I'll be checking them as I go anyway. One big favor I'd ask is that you specifically let me know if you find a link to a font that I've already described in the table. I don't give up easily when looking for a link, so if you really do find a link that looks good, I'd like to make sure it wasn't one I passed on already because it was the wrong font. OptimisticFool 00:48, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Using downloaded fonts

How do I get the downloaded fonts in Paint? JCM 15:51, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

After you install the font it should just be in your list of fonts in most programs, including Paint. OptimisticFool 16:05, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] blacc_.ttf

I use that font on a very regular basis, and the full name of the font is "Black Chancery". Could someone change this? Aranai 23:05, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

They're very similar, but not the same. The font that installs as "BlackChancery" is (slightly) different from the font that installs as "blacc_.ttf" ... to verify this, I installed both and took a look at a few letters (one at a time) at a large font size, switching from one font to the other.. there are noticeable differences, and TBC have the font that installs as "blacc_.ttf" ... OptimisticFool 09:26, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] This...

...is why the Brothers Chaps make fun of us with Strong Sad's fan club. We are simply too obsessive. Nonetheless, this page is pretty darned cool.

[edit] Æ (The Special Letter)

  • Could there be other fonts whilst using the Alt unicode generator to use foreign letters such as, "Æ"? If so, what would it be like? -Ümläut76 (The C Zone · Talk here!) 11:04, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Do Not There Sign Head

Where i can do download of the fonts ThereSignHead1, ThereSignHead2 and ThereSignHead3 Lucsar 20:23, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Gill Sans

The Gill Sans entry actually shows a newer version of the main page, except that the new version uses Arial. Can anyone get a screencap of an older version? --TimMierz 19:01, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Does Almost Count?

Does "almost" count in horseshoes, hand grenades, and fonts? Each Flash file clearly identifies font names as they appear in TBC's list of fonts, yet some of their fonts seem to be slight variations of otherwise easy-to-find fonts. For instance, TBC have a font called "Æ Systematic TT (BRK)" but the download sites I've gone through have this font that installs as "Æ Systematic TT BRK" (the difference being the lack of parentheses). Another example is "Keep on Truckin" which installs as "Keep on Truckin'FW" from the many sites I find it on. Recently, my attitude was "Meh", but I'm starting to change my mind. While these fonts are at least very similar, if not identical, and could easily be justified for use in creating authentic-looking fan stuff, they're just not THE fonts that TBC have. This means that, when opening a decompiled SWF (aka FLA) in Macromedia Flash, the program alerts the user that the're still missing the correct font. So, should we link to these fonts, or not? If we do link, do we do it differently.. explaining somewhere in the table when an individual link doesn't exactly lead to the actual font TBC themselves have installed? OptimisticFool 16:07, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

I'd think almost counts, at least for something. We should get as close as we can, but if it's not the exact font, it should be noted in some way. More than an asterisk but less than flashing letters. (FWIW, in today's days I open my FLAs in Adobe Flash.) — It's dot com 16:30, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
This is what I've come up with.. it doesn't describe why a different font is linked, but it's something. Anyone got anything better? OptimisticFool 17:23, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Linking

Wouldn't it be best to link to a single place where to find the fonts? Like maybe as many as possible to identifont or something. Also, a few of the links are dead (the first one I noticed was for Mr. Television). What to do about that?

I don't see the purpose of linking them in the first place. For one reason, as pointed out by the chap above me, it's messy. Links die, and there is no one site that has info/download for all of these fonts. If someone wants to download one of these fonts, they can find it themselves on whichever font site they want. This just seems really arbitrary. --184.56.45.155 16:52, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Just because links die doesn't mean there's no point in linking to them in the first place. I myself have used the links before. If the link gets broken, then yes, you'd have to do a search, or if you'd prefer to use their own site, then you can, but if we can save someone a step then what's the harm. — It's dot com 19:09, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
It's not so easy to find the exact font TBC use since many times they have a rare slight variation of a font. If we link correctly, only the person that goes to all the effort (mostly me) is the only one who has to go to all the effort. For the rest, it's a single click to get to the right site. And if a link dies, it dies. We'll remove the link or replace it when it's noticed. Also, one thing you may not know is that our intention is to link only to free fonts. Identifont charges, so it would not be ideal. OptimisticFool 19:13, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
I for one appreciate the effort you put in. — It's dot com 19:20, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

[edit] happy 8600 logo

Could anybody identify the font on Homestar's computer logo? — 71.11.243.124 (Talk | contribs) 21:46, 2 May 2016 (left unsigned)

From this page and the list for email thunder on Fonts By Toon, it looks like FederationBold. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 01:12, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
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